08 January 2013
SPG Solar, a provider of commercial solar power products and services, today announced final shipment and consultation on a 5MW solar power project in Cerro Prieto, Mexico.
Iberdrola Ingenieria & Construcción Mexico S.A. de C.V. chose SPG Solar’s All-Weather SunSeeker tracker for the largest PV solar installation in Mexico, slated to go into production by year end. The Cerro Prieto project, which is owned by the state-owned electric utility company Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), deployed SPG Solar’s single-axis tracker to fulfill 60% (3MW) of the 5MW project.
According to SPG's Bill Elwell, the All-Weather SunSeeker has been tested in all kinds of conditions from hurricanes to heavy snow. Movable trackers have the ability to generate up to 25% more energy than fixed-tilt installations by directing panels to follow the trajectory of the sun through the course of the day for maximum sunlight exposure. Proven to reliably perform in all conditions and terrains, the SunSeeker tracker, which underwent a bankability analysis by engineering and construction firm Black & Veatch, has a pre-assembled design that minimizes installation and material costs.